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About the Artist
My wearable art begins by winding a warp (organizing the threads) spun from wood pulp. The warp is then spread out onto a table where I apply dyes that I have precisely mixed from a stock of red, blue and yellow dye. These color are carefully selected to create a pallet of interesting and coordinating colors.
Once the warp is dyed, rinsed and dried it is then beamed onto the loom. Each thread, approximately 1032 threads are individually brought through a heddle on the appropriate shaft to create the weaving structure.
From that point, the weaving magic begins. A treadle is pressed and a weft thread, wound on a shuttle is passed back and forth through the shed then beat into the cloth. Color and pattern begin to emerge and the cloth is starting to show its beauty.
Once the cloth is ready, a custom designed garment is cut, paying particular attention to color and style. Each garment is sewn with attention to detail.
I am often asked how long it takes to make a garment. The truthful answer is I don't know precisely. To me, it is a labor of love. There is no clock in my sanctuary studio. Time is of little importance when I am transported by the rhythm of the loom. What is important is how someone feels when they wear one of my creations.